Philadelphia, PA – A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against NuLife Med LLC regarding the safeguarding of personally identifiable and financial information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) of Plaintiff and the Class Members. The lawsuit alleged that NuLife Med LLC failed to properly secure and safeguard this information, including medical information, health insurance information, names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and email addresses.
The settlement was a result of a data breach that occurred at NuLife Med LLC, which is a medical billing and coding company. The breach was discovered in 2019, and it affected approximately 500,000 individuals. The breach exposed sensitive personal and financial information of these individuals, including their medical information, health insurance information, names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and email addresses.
The lawsuit alleged that NuLife Med LLC failed to properly secure and safeguard this information. The plaintiffs claimed that the company did not take adequate measures to protect the data from unauthorized access or disclosure. They also claimed that the company did not notify them in a timely manner about the breach.
NuLife Med LLC denied any wrongdoing and contested the allegations made against it. However, it agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid further litigation costs and potential damages.
The proposed Settlement Agreement was summarized in a Notice sent to potential Class Members. The Notice urged potential Class Members to review more details in the Settlement Agreement before deciding whether to participate in the settlement. For a complete statement of the Settlement terms, potential Class Members were directed to refer to the Settlement Agreement at www.NuLifeMedClassSettlement.com.
Potential Class Members were also given the option to write with questions to the Settlement Administrator at Attn: NuLife Med Data Breach Settlement, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or call the toll-free number 1-833-398-1777. They could also email Info@NuLifeMedClassSettlement.com.
The proposed settlement was subject to approval by the Court after notice and an opportunity for all interested parties to be heard. A hearing was scheduled for October 15th at 10:00 AM before Judge John Doe at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania located at 601 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19106.
Potential Class Members had several options regarding their participation in this settlement. They could have excluded themselves from it by submitting a written request for exclusion postmarked no later than September 15th. They could have also objected to the settlement by submitting a written objection postmarked no later than September 15th. Finally, they could have attended the hearing and spoken about their objection or support of the settlement.
If potential Class Members did nothing at all, they would have been bound by the Court’s decisions and would not have been able to sue NuLife Med LLC for any claims related to the data breach.